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Mapping a Domain to a Droplet

Hi All,

I’ve recently started learning about servers etc and looking to host my own code/websites etc.

I’ve bought a domain and I have changed the Name Servers to Digital Ocean.

When I do the WhoIs lookup for my domain it does state the name servers as

Name Servers: ns1.digitalocean.com ns2.digitalocean.com ns3.digitalocean.com

I’ve then gone ahead and created a droplet with a CentOS image.

I’d like to know how I then go about mapping my domain name to the droplet i’ve created?

What else do I need to do? I’ve not got a site or anything running on the droplet yet. but I’d like to know how to either go about getting this done or what do I need to?

I’m looking to learn Node.js along with learning about servers etc. So I’ll be looking to host a Node.js Express site on the server to start.

Thanks for you time.


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